Biomechanics: Computational cardiac mechanics with application to rheumatic heart disease
Multiscale methods with applications to soft tissue, reinforced concrete and soil mechanics
Multiscale methods considering continua with micro structure: Cosserat, micromorphic and generalised continua and their application to heterogeneous materials
Smart structures, electro- and magnetomechanical coupling: Electro- and magneto-active polymers, electro- and magnetostrictive materials
Meshfree methods and High-Performance Computing
Sebastian Skatulla is an Associate Professor of Structural Engineering and Mechanics in the Department of Civil Engineering and in the Centre for Research in Computational and Applied Mechanics (CERECAM). He graduated as Diplom Bau-Ingenieur (TH) from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) in 2003. He was awarded his PhD degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Adelaide in 2007 and subsequently took up a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Nottingham conducting research in the fields of generalized continuum methods and electro-mechanical coupling of Electroactive Polymers. His current research activities are focused on computational biomechanics with an emphasis on cardiac mechanics. Recently, he started exploring the poroelasticity of sea-ice and reinforced concrete. He serves as President of the South African Association for Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (SAAM) since 2016 and as a Member of the Board of Directors of the International Society for Computing in Civil and Building Engineering (ISCCBE) since 2015.
The Department of Civil Engineering is part of the Faculty of Engineering & the Built Environment (EBE) at the University of Cape Town, South Africa.